Registrations and Transfers for 2020

All senior and Under 19’s players are encouraged to register now to play with Boronia in 2020.

Please follow this link to join the Hawks: REGISTER HERE!

Please note: $25 is payable to the League, not the Club, to ensure your insurance coverage over the preseason.


Players who require a transfer to Boronia can contact Dave Nicholas via Facebook Messenger or via

Clearances close on 30 November, then reopen again on 1 February, so it would be great to get it all done early!

KICK OFF! Senior Men’s Preseason Training

Boronia Hawks senior men’s team will kick off preseason training for the 2020 season on Monday 18 November.

All senior men’s footballers, together with Under 19’s and Under 17’s, are expected to attend this first session to kick off the pre-Xmas preseason. Sessions will be held on Monday and Wednesday for four weeks from 6:00pm sharp at the Boronia Salvation Army Oval at 2 Liverpool Road, Boronia.

Please contact Ash Johnston, Football Director, on 0433 365 286 for any questions.

Supporters are welcome to attend, but all sessions at this venue are strictly ALCOHOL FREE events.

Recruiting Announcement – Presented by BARK KING

Boronia Hawks are very happy to announce to all members and supporters that JACOB PATERSON will be back to Boronia in 2020.

After a season off after the Reserves Premiership in 2018, Patto will be back kicking goals for the Hawks to add to his tally of 180 senior goals. This is on top of his outstanding tally of 91 goals for the Under 19’s, including 70 in 2014.  
He also kicked 19 goals in one game against Silvan Reserves in 2016.

Please get around Patto and welcome him back to the Hawka!

Recruiting Announcement – presented by BARK KING!

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce to all members and supporters that former junior JACOB FARRELL will be Back to Boronia in 2020.

Son of Boronia legend, Peter Farrell, Jacob started with Boronia Juniors back in 2005 in Under 9’s. He has spent the last few years with FTG where Pete was Senior Coach, but is very happy to get back in the brown and gold for a fresh start with his footy.

With 139 games for Boronia, and 46 senior games with FTG, “Faz” is now a bigger and stronger senior footballer who can play as a key defender.

The club is absolutely thrilled to have the Farrell family back at the Club. Please get around Jacob and make him feel like he is truly back home!

Major Recruiting Announcement – presented by Bark King

Boronia Hawks is very excited to announce to members and supporters that TAYLOR LEGGATE will be joining the Hawks for 2020.

Taylor is joining the Hawks from Wantirna South as a highly credentialed recruit with a great CV and lot of good footy still ahead of him. He has of course been coached for several years by Matt Clark and Steve Teakel, who know that he is both a great footballer and a terrific person.

Taylor is around the 6’2″ mark, plays as a midfielder, and is very capable of kicking goals when swung up forward. At only 27 years of age, he has played over 150 senior games at Wantirna South, after playing his early footy with Bayswater and Eastern Ranges.

He has won three Club B&F’s at Wantirna South, kicked almost 200 goals, and was a key player in their 2014 Division 3 premiership under Clarky’s coaching. Taylor has been named 6 times in the EFL Team of the Year, which is a great indicator of how highly he is regarded by opposition coaches.

Taylor can’t wait to get around the boys and get stuck in to a big preseason. Please make sure that you make Taylor and his family feel very welcome in joining us at the Hawka.


Boronia Hawks is very pleased to announce to members and supporters that Tom Long will be joining the Hawks for 2020 after an outstanding junior career with Mordialloc-Braeside and most recently, Noble Park Under 19’s.

Tom is the nephew of Club great, Tim Currie, and is all set to play great footy with the Hawka.

Tom’s CV includes:

  • Six times Best & Fairest at Mordialloc-Braeside;
  • SMJFL Under 17 Division 1 League Best & Fairest;
  • TAC Cup with Sandringham Dragons 2017-2018;
  • EFL Premier Division Under 19’s Premiership Player at Noble Park in 2018;
  • Most Inspirational Player – Noble Park Under 19’s in 2018;
  • SMJFL Division 1 Premiership Player in 2014 & 2017;
  • SMJFL Inter-league BOG in 2017;
  • Club Captain from Under 14’s to Under 17’s;
  • Premiership Coach SMJFL Under 17’s Division 1 in 2019.

Please get around him and make Tom feel very welcome at the Hawks!

Andy Phillips is back for 2020

Boronia Hawks are very pleased to announce to all members and supporters that 2018 Premiership Player, ANDY PHILLIPS, will be back to Boronia in 2020.

After a year off to concentrate on studies at Monash, a fully fit Andy will add his trademark pace and foot skills to the Hawks line up in the coming season.

Please welcome Andy and family back to the Club when preseason kicks off in November.

Boronia Hawks Women’s Footy “Come and Try Night”

Building on the success from 2018 and 2019 seasons, Boronia Hawks intends to expand our program to have Senior Womens and Development teams in 2020. Come and have a kick at our Come and Try Night, meet some of the players and learn more about the 2020 season;

  • Thursday 19 September, 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Tormore Reserve, Tormore Road, Boronia.

Boronia is a perfect destination club:
• If you’ve previously played football or other sports and want to develop your football skills, knowledge fitness and take your game to another level
• If you’re new to the game and are looking to learn new skills, get active, meet new friends and be part of a team.

All ages and abilities welcome (16+), no prior football or sporting experience is required.

Come and be part of a fun, welcoming and inclusive club where men’s and women’s programs are embedded into the club.

Coaching and volunteer positions also available. Female applicants are encouraged to apply, support is also available to undertake training or coaching accreditation.

For more information please contact:

Ray Lacey 0429 511 509
Scott Nicholas 0403 238 494

Kat McMahon 0428 116 640

EFL Media Preview for Boronia Hawks

3 DAYS TO GO | EFL Media will be previewing each club ahead of the 2019 season with the #InFocus2019 series, all thanks to Yarra Valley Water & Choose Tap.  

By: Daniel Cencic

AFTER winning premierships across three men’s grades last September, Boronia heads into 2019 with a wary sense of confidence of the season ahead. 

As he embarks on his second year in charge at the Hawks after upsetting a previously-undefeated Ringwood outfit in the Division 3 grand final, senior coach Matt Clark says this year is set to be among the most challenging of his career in light of the competition restructure.

Boronia will form part of the third tier – Division 2 – in the five-tier competition.

“This year is going to be one of the hardest I’ve coached,” Clark said.

“In every game, you’ve got to be on and every game is super important (and) there’s no chance to take a breath like there was last year in a couple of games.

“Our group’s internal pressure helps drive that performance that we’re looking for.

“We’re fully aware how even this competition’s going to be.

“When you win a premiership you want to go up, but I think what we’ve got we’ve had to adjust our mindset really quickly to say that this is where we are and where’s our next opportunity.

“When you look at it, the top six last year were super even.

“We finished third at the end of the home and away season and we’re under no illusions that we’ve got a job to do too.

“Having the two sides, Mitcham and Mulgrave, coming down from a higher division is always going to be another challenge.”

Boronia has retained the majority of its list, while adding Wantirna South product Jack Hare, Jake Millen (East Burwood) and Jeremy Mason (East Ringwood).

21-year-old Hare played 19 senior games at the Devils across 2017-18, while Millen joins the club off the back of two seasons in the under-19s at the Rams, before appearing for the Oakleigh Chargers in the NAB League across 2015-16. Mason played 18 reserves matches for East Ringwood last season.

“He (Jake Millen) has been Box Hill-listed for the last couple of years as a midfielder, who again is a tough inside body who should be able to add strong depth and add to our already-strong midfield,” Clark said.

“I’m familiar with Jack (Hare) and he’s a really good user of the footy and we’re trying to get him to run through the midfield and for us to be cleaner as we’re around that area of the ground.

“He’s got great pace, and great skills – he’s a really good addition to the group.”

Meanwhile, the club is hoping young gun Harvey Chinn can make his name at VFL level, after signing with Port Melbourne earlier this month.

“We would love him to spend a hell of a lot of time at Port but in reality, it’s going to be a tough gig for him and I hope he has every success,” Clark said.

“I think we’ll probably see him at least 50 per cent of the time, if not more, but he’ll train with them (Port Melbourne).

“His fitness is at a really elite level now and when we get him back he’ll fit straight in.”

Clark says it was imperative that the group set the tone from the beginning this pre-season following three flags.

“It was really important on the first night of pre-season that we came with the right attitude and what we spoke about was that (2018) was one year and it was really good and we actually discussed how do we improve from there,” he said.

“The good thing is we had 15 players 21 or under on grand final day so it’s a young list, even in the reserves and under-19s, it’s all a young list.

“We’ve found the whole pre-season that we’ve got to improve our fitness, our skills and everything’s about re-establishing our brand right from the first night.

“We’ve gone straight into game drills, tackling and just being a really good working side which is what got us to where we were last year.

“I couldn’t be more impressed with the guys, everyone is doing better times, everyone is in great nick and I think they’re at that age now – they’re hungry for it now that they’ve had a taste of it.

“They’re really driven and motivated to chase it again.

“We’ve got some leaders coming through the group that if they see anything slip up or even the wrong tone of voice that they address it straight away.”

Boronia will again field a side in the Deakin University Eastern Region Women’s competition, led by co-coaches Ray Lacey and Scott Nicholas. 

“The women’s team essentially wanted to keep training as soon as the last round finished,” Nicholas said.

“By the end of the season we’d built up our numbers from only having nine at the start of the year to about 25 at the end of the year.

“We’ve had about 30 to 40 on the track most nights and we’ll be having an under-16 girls team this year so we’ve had the under-16 girls training with us as well which is great for the club because we’re starting to build that female football pathway.”

The Hawks have named a leadership group of eight ahead of the season, including Sam Mellis, Bec Allen, Amanda Cellante, Karen Little, Candyce Wright, Kat Buzinskas, Dee Caiafa, and Courtney Storen.

“It’s a great mix of different ages, experiences in sport and footy and parents of juniors – it’s a really good group we’ve got,” Nicholas said.

Nicholas highlighted Kat and Jess Buzinskas along with Sam Mellis as players to watch this season.

“They (Kat and Jess Buzinskas) played their first games in Round 4 last year and they had a huge impact on the team both on-field and off-field,” he said.

“Jess made the team of the year as a rover and Kat held down centre half back and won our best and fairest – their attack on the ball, their tackling pressure and their speed and agility sets them apart.

“We’re really excited about Sam Mellis in the ruck – Sam’s got a good basketball background and she’s taken to footy really well.”

Boronia will unfurl its premiership flags at home against Mulgrave on Saturday, April 6, while the women’s fixture is to be released at a later date.